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Governance review update

13 Apr 2021

The University has commissioned an external consultancy firm (Halpin Partnership) to conduct a review to look at the overall effectiveness of governance.

The review includes the role of, and interaction between the Board of Governors, its committees, Senate and senior management.

The review is taking place as the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) publish a Higher Education Code of Governance, which recommends that Higher Education Institutions should conduct such a  review  every three years.

Halpin Partnership (Halpin) is a specialist higher education consultancy, drawing on a team of Consulting Fellows who have a breadth of experience and expertise across diverse fields in the education, public and corporate sectors.

Halpin was appointed by the University of Manchester in February 2021 to conduct an independent review of the effectiveness of the University’s governance arrangements, following an open and competitive tendering process.

Following a period of open consultation, the review team will present its findings and recommendations to the Board of Governors and Senate later in the year.

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